This morning, I met tour group at lodgings and drove into central Edinburgh. Here we embarked on a walking tour taking in:

Palace of Holyrood House. This is a Royal residence to this day. Group availed of the self-guided (audio guide) of this fascinating building which features royal history dating back to Mary Queen of Scots. The Palace (which mainly dates from the 17th century) evolved from a guest house attached to the adjacent 12th C abbey the ruins of which can also be explored.

Palace of Holyrood House

Calton Hill. This location benefits from a high elevation affording good views over Edinburgh city, Leith, Salisbury Crags and Firth of Forth. On this site can be found historic buildings including the National Monument, two early observatories and a telescope designed tower as a memorial to Lord Nelson. Read more on Tour Edinburgh on Foot…